What companies grabbed the attention of our IndustryWeek manufacturing community this week? Lordstown Motors, Danfoss, Ford and GE Appliances, to name just a few. Career advice, strong management, young leadership and the IW Best Plants finalists are additional topics that captured their interest over the past seven days.
As per usual on a Friday, here is our weekly Top 10 list. Catch up with what you may have missed earlier in the week.
The 5 Disciplines of Strong Manufacturing Management: Instilling these principles in your organization just requires time, patience and for top leaders to recognize the right talent.
So That Happened: Lordstown Motors Fighting to Stay Alive... Again, Cutting Carbon at Danfoss, Lots of Hate for Oat Milk: IndustryWeek editors look into those stories and the legislative agenda for the Association of Equipment Manufacturers and how the heck to incorporate ChatGPT into cars.
Who’s Responsible for Leading a Lean Transformation? Hint: It's not your in-house lean expert.
Generation Now Leadership: Falling Into Manufacturing at Smucker's: Despite no manufacturing background, Will Patrick enthusiastically jumped head first after a drastic career change.
Ford Leans Into More ‘Surgical’ Approach to EV Growth: The company is narrowing its investment strategy in China; Q1 results were lifted by strong numbers from its ICE and Pro divisions.
Career Advice: My Biggest Mistake and What I Learned from It (Part 2): IndustryWeek's Talent Advisory Board answers April's question: What’s the biggest mistake you made early in your career, and what did you learn from that experience?
The 50 States of Manufacturing: What's Made Where? Every state in the union contributes to the wealth of manufacturing across America. We've taken a moment to drop into each of the 50 states and showcase one of those manufacturers.
Making Swords and Smokers with GE Appliances: Betting on creative freedom and microfactories to drive innovation in small appliances manufacturing.
Career Advice: My Biggest Mistake and What I Learned from It (Part 1): IndustryWeek's Talent Advisory Board answers April's question: What’s the biggest mistake you made early in your career, and what did you learn from that experience?
2023 IndustryWeek Best Plants Finalists Announced: These IW Best Plants Awards finalists employ teamwork, display leadership, collaborate with their value chain partners and unfailingly focus on performance improvement.
Manufacturing Robots: Buy? Lease? or As-a-Service? Behrens Metalware discovers that robot ownership and robots-as-a-service models can provide simultaneous success.